kymber wrote: Mamma - i just wanted to take the time on this Remembrance Day/Veterans Day to thank The Marine...i thank him from the bottom of my heart because i enjoy privileges and freedoms that i enjoy because of him. also, i want to thank you and Papa....without families like yours, The Marine would never have been born. nor sacrificed for my freedoms. and on this beautiful day, the families must be remembered and thanked as well.
thank you Mamma and Papa. and thank you to The Marine.
there is so much in my heart that i want to say but it all just gets jumbled up. Mamma - i know that you know what i really mean.
I printed this off and took it into the Marines room to read to him but I didn't get very far before I started sobbing. Papa Bear had to take it and read it to him. kymber...I can't tell you how much your words meant to me.
Today I am especially remembering all of our heroes and the sacrificing they and their families have had to make all through the years. The ones who made it back stateside safely. The ones who came home injured and the ones who came home in a flagged draped coffin.
We sit here in the safety of our homes and grumble because at times we don't think our people in uniform should be in this country or that country but it was and is their duty. They have a patriotism to this country that I will never understand. My stepfather, my little brother and both of my sons served. My sons went off proudly with me in tears while I waited for every letter, post card and phone call when they could. I am so proud of them and all of those in uniform.
I read a number of blogs of those who have served. I won't mention names as I am afraid I will leave someone out but please know our family is most grateful to all of you veterans today.
We love you!